Amazing pictorial map of the world’s international short wave radio stations, with each continent crammed with imagery. The map was drawn by Walter Eckhard (1903-1982) and published in Eindhoven, 1953 by the radio division of Philips. Superimposed on the map are red circles indicating the locations of dozens of shortwave radio stations. Small drawings throughout represent genre scenes depicting the people, plants and animals. Includes detailed index to the stations on the lower margin and compass rose shown on the lower left.
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Grande e dettagliatissima carta pittoresca del mondo disegnata da F. Heinrichsen che mostra attraverso deliziose vignette l’ingegno e l’operosità dell’uomo e le caratteristiche di tutte le aeree della Terra: accanto a ogni toponimo sono infatti riportate le caratteristiche del luogo come per esempio il tabacco a Cuba, il rum e lo zucchero nelle isole caraibiche, oro e diamanti in alcune aree dell’Africa, petrolio in Arabia, le famose olive di Creta o le vignette degli agrumi…
- Author: F. Heinrichsen
- Dimension: 114 x 66,5 cm
- Place of publication: Stuttgart
- Year: 1947
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Richly decorated double hemisphere pictorial map of the moon by Michael Ramus issued by New York bank Merrill Lynch as a promotional hand-out to commemorate the first two manned lunar landings in 1969 on 20 July and 19 November, which were achieved by the Apollo 11 and 12 space missions. As the title implies, it combines accurately drawn and labeled maps of lunar craters and seas with whimsical illustrations. At the center is the Saturn V rocket, which launched the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into space. At top depiction of three American presidents – Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, whose administrations supported space exploration – soaring above the scene upon the back of a n eagle. From the eagle’s beak, a banner unfurls with astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase, “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.”
The moon is shown in two hemispheres representing the “Far Side” and the “Near Side” with the Apollo 11 and 12 landings illustrated on the “Near Side,” and the “Far Side” making note of the Russian lunar missions. The hemispheres are rendered with accurate topography while the so-called “seas” are filled with mythical sea creatures. Below the hemispheres are illustrations of various achievements in astronomy and flight, including Galileo observing the moon with a telescope and the transatlantic flights of the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindberg, as well as eccentric images, such as Halloween imagery and Romeo and Juliet (likely a reference to Juliet asking Romeo to “swear not by the moon”). A stock ticker tape stretches across the image as a reminder of Merrill Lynch’s investment opportunities.
At bottom two cartouches describe how 1969 will be remembered and what is to be expected in 1970. One of the most interesting and famous Moon pictorial map. Ref: Hornsby (Picturing America) #158
- Author: Michael Ramus
- Dimension: 36 x 43 cm
- Place of publication: New York
- Year: 1969
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A very attractive chart of the heavens and the zodiacal constellations designed by Lucien Boucher for Air France published at Atelier Perceval, 1951. The amazing promotional poster, decorated with many attractive drawings and designs, shows the constellations of the northern and southern skies overlain by a globe showing Air France routes. In the four corners cherubs blowing into the skies and the Milky Way flowing through the constellations.The map is decorated with many particulars shaded in gold.
- Author: Lucien Boucher
- Dimension: 35 x 58 cm
- Place of publication: Paris
- Year: 1951
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[World] Im Auftrage der Schweizerischen National Versicherungs Gesellschaft entworfen und aus geführ von Herbert LeupinMore Info
A rare 1945 pictorial world map by Herbert Leupin, one of the most successful poster artists of all time.
- Author: Herbert Leupin
- Dimension: 46 x 80 cm
- Place of publication: Bern
- Year: 1945